I'd have to agree with Norm on this one. You can tell that there's a lot of good in Osprey point, but the day I played, I found the greens to be extremely slow and grainy. It was almost like putting on velcro. Unlike other courses in Kiawah, much of the grass was dead as the rough was a moss-like brown. I've been reading the benefits of not overseeding courses, but they seemed to be lost on me. It just seemed like they wanted the place to lie fallow for the season and dissuade play. On the plus side, this made the course more playable as the ball laid up and you could easily hit a fairway wood out of it. Maybe other times of year it's better, but in the fall, I'd say there are better options for the money.
Where the course is lacking, you'll find great joy in the clubhouse. The restaurant has a fantastic beer selection and serves fantastic BBQ.
$174. The course is beautiful. Very scenic winding thru wetlands and amazing homes. I'm rating it three stars because the greens were not in good condition, certainly not the greens you would expect on a resort course costing this much.
Osprey Point Golf Course was designed by golf architect, Tom Fazio and what a design it is, clearly a cut above so many South Carolina courses, possibly because it was originally built as a members-only course. Other than The Ocean Course, Osprey Point is the 2nd best of the Kiawah Island Courses, but anywhere else on the planet, it is second to none!
The setting for the course, which was completed in 1986, the course features four large natural lakes, fingers of saltwater marsh, thick areas of live oaks, very tall and thin pines with the biggest pine cones you could imagine! A very Typical Kiawah Island look, but not typical once you are walking the grounds.
Osprey Point golf has plenty of strong holes, every hole but No. 8 has water, though the only real forced carry is on the par-3. The 11th hole, a 453-yard, par-four ninth is brutal and a two par 3's play longer than 200 yards.
Osprey Point also offers strategic short par fours, to tempt and generally fool big hitters. Osprey plays 6,871 yards from the back tees, the course rating is 72.9 and it has a slope rating of 137. This may sound unimportant, but take notice of the state-of-the-art cart paths.
An elegant clubhouse now stands overlooking the immaculate driving range.
This isn't one of those mammoth, gaudy oceanfront hotels you may find in, say Myrtle Beach, it is classy, filled with wildlife and